Arjun Rampal and Konkona Sensharma to star in Aparna Sen’s next The Rapist

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Arjun Rampal and Konkona Sensharma have been confirmed for the film The Rapist which will be directed by eminent director Aparna Sen, Konkona’s mother. The pre-production of the film has already started and will get off the ground officially in March.

Konkona was recently seen in actress turned director Seema Pahwa’s Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi. Arjun started this year on a successful note with Nail Polish which also stars Manav Kaul. Arjun has played the role of a lawyer in the film and his performance has been well received. Arjun has a busy line up this year, he has already completed shooting for Abbas-Mustan’s Penthouse and he is playing the main antagonist in Dhaakad with Kangana Ranaut. This will be the second time Konkona and Arjun will share the screen space. Earlier they were seen in Meridian Lines.

According to a press note, The Rapist is a hard-hitting drama that examines how society is responsible for producing rapists. Aparna Sen has been a successful storyteller and her journey as a director started with 36 Chowringhee Lane which was produced by Shashi Kapoor and his wife Jennifer played an important role in the film. Later on, Sen has directed films like Paroma, Sati, Picnic, Yugant, Paromitar Ek Din, Mr and Mrs. Iyer, The Japanese Wife to name a few.

The sensible director had earlier spoken about the growing number of rapes and assaults in the country. There are strong laws in workplaces where sexual abuse is taken very seriously and strong action is taken against the perpetrators. She said. Konkona Sensharma starrer The Rapist will mark Aparna Sen’s third Hindi film after Saari Raat and Sonata. Interestingly, Konkona has followed her mother’s footsteps and directed her debut film A Death In The Gunj which starred Vikrant Massey and Kalki Koechlin in pivotal roles.

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